By Kayla Colin
Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 4:50 p.m. PST
The fourth annual USC Women's Conference, "Inspired and Empowered: Moving Forward!" was held Thursday and featured a line-up of speakers including fitness expert Denise Austin, ABC7 reporter Subha Ravindhran and Hollwywood fashion and beauty correspondent Christien Schwab.
The conference had over 800 women attend-- a record number in the event's history.
For the past three years, the USC Women’s Conference has brought together more than 1,600 USC alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends and provided them with programs concerning professional development, women’s health, personal wellness and financial strategies.
Panel discussions, interactive workshops and facilitated networking activities all were used to promote connections to USC, strengthen and build personal and professional networks, and to teach attendees new strategies for success various aspects of life.
The conference is held by the USC Alumni Association and is one of their most popular signature events, according to their website. The presenting sponsor this year was Bank of America.
Workshops and panel discussions covered a range of topics including women's health, career development, leadership and financial strategies.